Reporter Joel Kost in today’s Sun newspaper puts some gas in the tank of a long-time effort to get the US Postal Service to issue a commemorative stamp in honor of author Jack Kerouac. One of this blog’s loyal readers, Dean Contover, has been leading the stamp charge for about 20 years. Over time, he has amassed a thick sheaf of support letters from local officials, scholars, and Kerouac fans. Read today’s article about the latest surge of activity around this proposal.
Years ago, the Brush Gallery at Market Mills sponsored an art exhibit with suggested designs for a Kerouac stamp. This may have been one of them: